Hello, Everyone! Salsa in the Park is my all-time favorite volunteer opportunity, and I look forward to sharing it with all of you!
Please arrive at 11:30 am so that we can begin on time. If you want to volunteer for a shorter block of time than the entire event, please post the shift you would like in the conversation section below. And please make sure to update your RSVP if something changes and you cannot attend.
Also, if it were up to me, I would make the Salsa dance lessons MANDATORY for the Volunteers! Ha! :) First lesson from 1:00-1:30 pm, second lesson from 2:15-2:45 pm. All Volunteers are welcome and encouraged to take advantage of the free salsa lessons!
For more info about the actual Salsa in the Park event, please see SalsaInThePark.org
Thanks so much! We all look forward to seeing you on the dance floor!
PS - as always, you can look for me in the fluorescent yellow "BOSTON MOVES FOR HEALTH" T-shirt!
A note from Anara:
Greetings, Fellow Volunteers!
Looking for a fun new way to volunteer? Help seniors, children and people with disabilities get healthy exercise and feel welcome and included at dozens of fun community salsa events this summer and beyond!
Side benefit: Learn to dance salsa (or improve your moves if you already know how) and meet lots of great people who care about helping their communities!
Set-up begins at 11:30 am, and Clean-up ends at 4:30 pm. We need help throughout the event, but the most important times are at the beginning and end! Come at 11:30 am for a brief orientation, and to get started volunteering. People who start helping at 11:30 can be finished by 1 pm, and can help for longer or just stay and enjoy the fun of the event! If you want to come for a later shift, please contact Nathan to sign up: [masked]
When & Where:
Saturday, 11:30 am-4:30 pm (or a shorter block of time in the middle)
Salsa in the Park
Blackstone Community Center Courtyard (and auditorium)
On the corner of Washington & W Brookline Streets in the South End. (near Stella's & the Salvation Army)
Schedule of Meet-up:
11:30 am-11:40 am Meet the directors and other volunteers that you will be working with to make this amazing event possible! Get a quick overview of how things will flow during the event.
11:40 am-12:50 pm Take a tour of the area we use for the event, and learn how to set up the space for safe, inclusive access for people with disabilities, seniors, small children, and the rest of the community. Set up the space. Together we will make it wonderful!
12:50-12:55 pm Meet-up/Training wraps up, and the event begins! You will train new volunteers arriving to take over for what you are doing. Then you can sign up for more volunteer shifts, or join in the lessons!
1:00-4:00 pm The event takes place! If you wanted to do a later shift, there's also lots to do DURING the event! Just send a message in advance to Nathan Stockwell-Velazquez, our Community Program Coordinator, and he will figure out which volunteer activities are best for you. Then you will check in with him when you arrive, and get started!
4:00-4:30 pm Clean-up Time! We need all the help we can get to pack up this special event before the building closes!
Can't make it this week, but still want to volunteer?
Just contact Nathan at [masked], and he'll let you know about other ways to get involved.